‘Do not take law into your own hands’

(Credit: Times Live)

UGU cluster police management has condemned rising vigilantism in the area.

The management is concerned about the increase of incidents where community members are taking the law into their own hands.

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“During the past week, we had four incidents reported within the cluster where it is alleged that the community punished fellow residents for committing crimes,” said police spokesman, Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid.

“We want to strongly advise the community to guard against unlawful actions, but rather come forward with information so that police can deal with the perpetrators,” she said.

“We will have to arrest and charge people who harm others as a result of them wanting to get rid of these people from their respective areas after allegedly committing crimes,” she said.

She added that taking the law into one’s own hands might result in one ending up in jail.

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